Matthew Stolte began practicing concrete & visual poetry July 1998 in Madison, Wisconsin. Visit his website.
These NoPro-WalkerPo collages began in reaction to the 1st of many, 8.5" x 11", color, double-sided, unsolicited mailings, "Paid for by Friends of Scott Walker." The collages were made entirely of these flyers with a few added materials in some works. "Walker Sees Tom in Wisconsin's Reflection" uses a couple of clippings from the sole Pro-Barrett mailing I received. Annoying at first, I became disappointed if I didn't find one in the mailbox to work with. I asked a co-worker to bring in his mailings (from the recyclables) but his sister used them for a Senior Skip Day Walker bonfire.
- Matthew Stolte, May 31st 2012